Dortmund eliminates PSG and qualifies for the Champions League final

Borussia Dortmund pulled off a huge surprise, after eliminating Paris Saint-Germain from the semi-finals of the 2024 Champions League.

The German club won the first leg at Signal Iduna Park 1-0 with a goal from Niklas Fulkrug, before repeating its victory in the second leg at the Princes Park Stadium with a goal from Mats Hummels, to qualify for the final on aggregate 2-0.

Paris Saint-Germain hit the goalposts and the crossbar 4 times against Dortmund, which was extremely defensive in the second leg and succeeded in ending the hopes of Luis Enrique’s squad of reaching the final for the second time in its history.

The surprise of Dortmund reaching the final lies in the fact that the team is facing a very bad season at the local level, as it occupies fifth place in the Bundesliga standings.

This is the third time that Dortmund has reached the Champions League final. The first time was in the 1996 edition, and the Germans won the title after beating Juventus 3-1.

The second time was in 2013, and coincidentally at Wembley Stadium, which will host the final of the current edition, and lost 2-1 to Bayern Munich.

Marco Reus’ teammates will be waiting to face either Real Madrid or an all-German confrontation with Bayern in the final, when Real meets Bavarian on Wednesday in the second leg after the first leg, which ended 2-2 at the Allianz Arena.

The final match of the Champions League will be held at Wembley Stadium on Saturday, June 1, 2024, and will start at ten in the evening, Mecca time.

The Dortmund stars had previously announced that they would fight to achieve the Champions League only out of respect for Reus, who will leave at the end of the current season and is searching for a major title as one of the legends of the yellow and black club.